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Anthocyanins | The remarkable antiaging benefits of anthocyanins for skin

Updated: Jun 3

Your guide to anthocyanins. What it is, its remarkable anti-aging benefits for the skin, and natural sources

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Anthocyanins are antioxidants that belong to the flavonoid group of compounds. They are pigments responsible for the colors, red, purple, and blue found in fruits and vegetables. Berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and black currants, vegetables like red cabbage, and fruits like grapes and cherries are some sources of anthocyanins.


In this article, we will discuss the remarkable antiaging benefits of anthocyanins.


#1: Antiaging Benefits of Anthocyanins

#2: Natural Sources of Anthocyanins

 

#1: The remarkable antiaging benefits of anthocyanins


Anthocyanins are beneficial for those in their 30s and 40s as it provides the skin with incredible antiaging benefits.


  1. Antioxidant: Anthocyanins provide the skin with antioxidant benefits thereby preventing the skin from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can lead to premature ageing, wrinkles, and other signs of skin damage. By neutralizing these free radicals, anthocyanins help reduce oxidative stress and maintain skin health.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory: It is beneficial for those with inflammatory skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema as it can help soothe and calm the skin and reduce redness, irritation, and swelling associated with these skin conditions.

  3. Boosts Collagen Production: Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. As we age, collagen production naturally decreases, leading to the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin. Anthocyanins have the potential to stimulate collagen synthesis, promote skin firmness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

  4. UV Protection: Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin damage, including sunburn, premature ageing, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Research suggests that anthocyanins may possess photoprotective properties, helping protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.

#2: Natural sources of anthocyanins


Good skincare is partly what you eat and your water intake. Your diet is an integral part of a holistic skincare system. You can include this compound in fruits and vegetables like:

  1. Raspberries

  2. Strawberries

  3. Cherries

  4. Blackberries

  5. Elderberries

  6. Purple sweet potatoes

  7. Cranberries

  8. Red cabbage

  9. Red onions


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